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WISHBONE
TIMBER SALE

This forest is still
at RISK!

Updated July 29th:

The Wishbone timber sale was delayed by DNR last week, just before it was scheduled for auction, in response to a letter from the King County Council.  However, DNR announced today that it still intends to move forward with the timber sale at a later date.

WRITE to Governor Inslee now and demand that he oppose the use money from the sale of century-old trees to fund needless renovations to state government buildings in Olympia!

The Legacy Forest Defense Coalition has joined the Center for Sustainable Economy to challenge the Wishbone in court.

Read the Notice of Appeal filed with the King County Superior Court.

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Timber Sale

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Note:  Location shown on map is approximateSee sale map for exact location.

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OLD LEGACY
TREES

Large trees play a critical ecological role, offering niche habitats for wildlife, and storing large amounts of carbon.  Micro-habitat diversity has been demonstrated to increase with increasing tree diameter.  Bark structures such as bark pockets, bark pockets with decay, and bowls in the bark can support a diverse array of fungi, lichens, and invertebrates.

Write to DNR Now!

Let Jay Inslee know that you are opposed to the logging of this irreplaceable legacy forest.

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Dear Governor Inslee,

 

I am writing to urge you to oppose the destruction of rare and irreplaceable legacy forests to fund renovations to government office buildings in Olympia.  DNR's Wishbone timber sale, located near the town of Duvall, would destroy some of the last remaining acres of un-planted, structurally complex lowland forest in the lower Snoqualmie River watershed.  Parts of this timber sale contain trees that are over a century old and close to 200 feet tall.

We are in the midst of a global warming crisis.  Now is not the time to be logging century-old trees, or replacing fire resistant older forests with young, fire-prone tree plantations that are susceptible to future climate disturbances, and may increase the fire risk to nearby residential areas.

The logging of mature legacy forests on DNR managed lands also violates Board of Natural Resources policies, which are intended to conserve older, structurally complex forests. These forests play a critical role in preserving genetic diversity and biological legacies of the old growth forests that once dominated the Pacific Northwest.

 

Thank you for listening.

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This petition will be sent to the following advisors to Jay Inslee:

Jim Cahill

Board Member and Senior Budget

Assistant to Jay Inslee

360-902-0569

jim.cahill@ofm.wa.gov

Becky Kelley
Senior Policy Advisor to Jay Inslee
360-688-8149
becky.kelley@gov.wa.gov

Ruth Musgrave
Senior Policy Advisor to Jay Inslee
360-522-6031
ruth.musgrave@gov.wa.gov

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